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04/08/1941 Address to Joint Session on abolishing the death penalty; Sermon on capital punishment, preached by Dr. M.E. Sadler at Central Christian Church, Austin, Texas, Sunday, March 5, 1939
03/13/1941 Address to Joint Session on labor strikes or lockouts in national defense industries during time of national emergency; submitting an emergency matter to the 47th Legislature: requiring national defense industries to file notice of intended strike or lockout, declaring certain strikes and lockouts illegal . . .; proposed bill (HB 746, SB 339)
02/27/1941 Address to Joint Session on agriculture and the Texas prison system; submitting emergency matters to the 47th Legislature: use of convicts as guards; Texas Prison Board contracts; prison escape; convicts self-mutilation; agency purchasing from prison system; State Board of Agriculture
01/21/1941 Inaugural address
01/17/1941 Address to Joint Session on Social Security, submitting emergency matters to the 47th Legislature: raising necessary revenue to finance Social Security, including old-age pensions, aid for dependent children, aid for the blind, and teacher retirement; and raising revenue to meet other necessary obligations of the state
01/16/1941 State of the State
05/28/1939 Address presented on radio, discussing legislators' salaries and Texas politics, state finances and debt, appropriation bills, dependent children, aid for the blind, Social Security and old age pensions, teacher retirement (SJR 12)
03/02/1939 Address of Governor O'Daniel at Washington-on-the-Brazos (Texas Declaration of Independence, Texas Constitution)
01/17/1939 Address to Joint Session on payment of old age pensions; submitting emergency matters to the 46th Legislature: old age pensions, aid for dependent children, teacher retirement; proposed joint resolution (HJR 31, SJR 11) and bill (HB 277)
01/17/1939 Inaugural address